It is gingham week on the ThermOWeb blog this week! I am Carol from Just Let Me Quilt and I used ThermOWeb’s Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece 60” wide and Benartex gingham from the Warp & Weft by Modern Quilt Studio fabric line to make “Sweet Dreams Baby.”

“Sweet Dreams Baby”
48″ x 60″
What is Warp & Weft? Warp and weft refer to the horizontal and vertical lines in the weaving process. The threads on a loom that is parallel to the selvage are called warping. The perpendicular threads are called the weft.
WHAT YOU NEED:

Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive
Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive
Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece

Aurifil Thread, Oliso iron
Optional: Crafter’s Edge Crossover with 2 ½” x 2” heart die and 1 ½” circle
Benartex Warp & Weft and Benartex Superior Solids

An Oliso iron is a great tool for using Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive on your applique projects.
Another great tool for sewing is the Crafter’s Edge Crossover II and cutting dies. “Sweet Dreams Baby” hearts were cut using this awesome machine and heart and circle die! (The pattern includes the heart and circle if you don’t have a cutting device.)
Iron Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive to the wrong side of fabrics; let cool. Following Crafter’s Edge instructions, place the paper side of the adhesive facing up on the platform*. Cover as directed before running through the machine. Run die and fabric through the machine. Peel off paper liner from the backs of applique pieces.
Place applique, adhesive side down, on the right side of the fabric. Press according to package directions until the entire piece is bonded. Let cool. Sew around the edges of the applique using a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch.
ThermOWeb has Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece 60” wide available for bigger projects and is sold by the yard. It is lighter than cotton batting and is perfect for a baby or summer quilt.

“Sweet Dreams Baby” was quilted with Aurifil’s Berrylicious variegated thread #4647.

You can find the pattern for “Sweet Dreams Baby” in my Etsy store HERE.

Photos were taken at the Nelson Ghost Town in Searchlight, Nevada.

Be sure to check out all the fun gingham projects this week at ThermOWeb!

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